The Telegraph
Sunday, February 25, 2018
 

West Bengal

Freed priest in video apology

First published on 25-Feb-2018
Father Tom Uzhunnalil, an Indian catholic priest kidnapped in Yemen in March 2016 by Islamic State-backed rebels and rescued in September last year, on Saturday apologised for a video message during captivity....   | Read..
 

Mamata breach 'planned'

First published on 25-Feb-2018
Sisters Rabia and Amira Khatun had a "foolproof plan" to dodge Mamata Banerjee's cordon and reach her at Thursday's public meeting in Raiganj, officials probing the chief minister's secur......   | Read..
 

Bengal town veg plea for Holi

First published on 25-Feb-2018
The Trinamul-run Nabadwip Municipality has "appealed" to residents to turn vegetarian for three days around Holi to spare devotees in the Bengal temple town the sight of "animals' sl......   | Read..
 

Poll dare to Tamang from rival camp

First published on 25-Feb-2018
Two days ahead of the planned show of strength by the Binay Tamang faction of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in Darjeeling on Sunday, a pro-Bimal Gurung youth leader of Kalimpong has dared Tamang to pr......   | Read..
 

Soccer clue to Bimal clout dip

First published on 25-Feb-2018
The final of a police-sponsored soccer tournament will be held next weekend at Tukvar, a former Bimal Gurung fief near Darjeeling where his supporters and cops had been clashing until a few months ......   | Read..
 

Centre failed to keep tea pledge: Trinamul

First published on 25-Feb-2018
State Trinamul leader Aroop Biswas and his party colleagues in Alipurduar district accused the BJP and the Centre for their failure to reopen the closed tea estates of the district as they spoke at......   | Read..
 

Tribals continue rape protests

First published on 25-Feb-2018
Around 500 tribal people dwelling in South Dinajpur raised a roadblock on NH512 continuing their protests over the rape of a mentally-challenged tribal woman even on Saturday....   | Read..
 

Chutney Man

First published on 25-Feb-2018
Chutney by definition is a mix. And this is a real mixed up story of a Chutney Man from Bengal, who walked in a typist at a jam-jelly-pickle company in Calcutta owned by some Jews and came out the ......   | Read..
 

Still bright, in the forest of the night

First published on 25-Feb-2018
To the southeast corner of the Sunderbans, on the banks of the Vidyadhari river, lies Jharkhali village. In recent times, the mangrove islands that constitute the Sunderbans - most of which lies in......   | Read..
 

'Instigation' scan in Mamata breach

First published on 24-Feb-2018
Sisters Rabia and Amira Khatun may have breached the security of chief minister Mamata Banerjee at a public meeting in Raiganj on Thursday at the "instigation of some person or organisation&qu......   | Read..
 

Gang raids Raniganj bank, flees with cash

First published on 24-Feb-2018
A gang of six armed men raided an unguarded nationalised bank here in West Burdwan and decamped with Rs 24 lakh on Friday afternoon, holding employees and customers at gun point and locking them up......   | Read..
 

Centre starts VC search for Visva

First published on 24-Feb-2018
The process of appointing a regular vice-chancellor at Visva-Bharati has started afresh after President Ram Nath Kovind scrapped an earlier selection panel and its recommendations....   | Read..
 

Interim tea hike accepted

First published on 24-Feb-2018
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha's trade union has decided to accept an interim hike of Rs 17.50 in the worker's daily wage but a sour note has been stuck with the body stating that gardens would be allo......   | Read..
 

Tenders for Gajoldoba tour plan

First published on 24-Feb-2018
The Bengal tourism department has floated tenders to introduce eco-friendly recreational activities at "Bhorer Alo," the mega tourism hub coming up at Gajoldoba near the Teesta Barrage....   | Read..
 

Mob attacks, burns rape suspect house

First published on 24-Feb-2018
A mob of around 200 tribals on Friday attacked the house of a suspect in the alleged rape of a mentally challenged tribal woman and set it on fire in South Dinajpur's Kushmandi....   | Read..
 

CM airport honour

First published on 24-Feb-2018
For the first time in the history, the Bagdogra airport on Friday crossed the two-million mark in terms of the number of passengers who have moved through the airport in a fiscal....   | Read..
 

Women seeking 'justice' at Mamata feet

First published on 23-Feb-2018
Two sisters seeking "justice" for their father's murder breached Mamata Banerjee's security at a meeting here on Thursday, one falling at the chief minister's feet and the other stopped n......   | Read..
 

CM 'feels' for sisters, raps approach

First published on 23-Feb-2018
Sisters Rabia and Amira Khatun said they wanted to meet Mamata Banerjee to seek "exemplary punishment" for their father's killers....   | Read..
 

Bengal asks tea gardens to clear bonus

First published on 23-Feb-2018
The Bengal government has directed all tea estates in the Darjeeling hills to pay by March 10 the bonus dues of workers for last year....   | Read..
 

Poppy patches destroyed in raid

First published on 23-Feb-2018
Police on Thursday raided dry beds of the Torsha river on the outskirts of Cooch Behar and destroyed illegal poppy cultivations....   | Read..